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Independent Lens (1999 - )

Independent Lens (1999 - )

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Series Info

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Most Recent Episode

Aired Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Two Gods
Independent Lens: Season 22, Two Gods

Next Episode

Mon, June 28, 2021

The People vs. Agent Orange
Independent Lens: Season 22, The People vs. Agent Orange

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Seasons

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2020, PBS, 14 episodes

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2019, PBS, 19 episodes

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2018, PBS, 19 episodes

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Critics Consensus: Season 19 spotlights the stirring debut of documentarian Lysa Heslov's Served Like a Girl, a disarming juxtaposition of women veteran's trauma and triumph.

2017, PBS, 21 episodes

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2016, PBS, 20 episodes

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2015, PBS, 21 episodes

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2014, PBS, 18 episodes

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2013, PBS, 21 episodes

Cast

Angela Bassett
as Host (Season 1)
Angela Bassett
as Host (Season 1)
Don Cheadle
as Host (Season 2)
Don Cheadle
as Host (Season 2)
Susan Sarandon
as Host (Season 3)
Susan Sarandon
as Host (Season 3)
Edie Falco
as Host (Season 4)
Edie Falco
as Host (Season 4)
Terrence Howard
as Host (Season 5-9)
Terrence Howard
as Host (Season 5-9)
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Host (Season 10)
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Host (Season 10)
America Ferrera
as Host (Season 11-)
America Ferrera
as Host (Season 11-)
Tracy Thorne
as Narrator
Jesse Borrego
as Fred Cruz
Adelina Anthony
as Margarita
Keith David
as Narrator
Don Cheadle
as Narrator
Anthony Mackie
as Perry Williams
Tony Plana
as Narrator
Reena Shah
as Narrator
Ron Lamothe
as Narrator
Tom Brokaw
as Narrator
Edwin Beschler
as Voice of Dr. Seuss
Denzel Washington
as John Coltrane
Corin Redgrave
as Cecil Williams
Yolanda Snowball
as Graham Miller
Red West
as William
Roger Robinson
as Bruce Nugent
Sarah Leary
as Cat in the Hat reader
Carol Kane
as Mrs. Shaw
Catherine Samie
as Anna Semionovna
Hui Rao
as Hui Rao
Jeremy Sanchez
as Young Piri Thomas
Stanley Nelson
as Narrator & Interviewer
Aunjanue Ellis
as Zora Neale Hurston
Eddie Griffin
as Afronaut
Eric Camacho
as Younger Piri Thomas
Duane Boutté
as Young Bruce
Jeremy Ray Valdez
as Lalo Flores
Mamadou Lam
as Mamadou
Frank Crimm
as Co-Worker
Daniel Sunjata
as Langston Hughes
Leon Singer
as Clemente
Taj Crown
as Harish
Victor Campos
as Rodrigo Cortinas
Peter N. Anyieth
as DVD Seller
Jeannette O'Connor
as Chloe's Mom
Carl Lumbly
as Nat Turner
Ray Ford
as Wallace Thurman
Diane Uribe
as Rosario
Danl Thompson
as Mary's Mom
Jim Babel
as Airline Interviewer
Tony Rosselli
as Jailbird
Janusz Hamerszmit
as Adam Czerniakow
Sarah S. Brooks
as Passenger With Hat
David Aronson
as Reverend
Sean Thomas
as Stephen
Eliezor Niborski
as Emanuel Ringelblum
James Opher
as Nat Turner
Lasheka Brown
as Crack Passenger
Alexander Senderovich
as Chaim Kaplan/Ben Shem
Michael Lemelle
as Nat Turner
Neill Fleeman
as Airline Interviewer
Mendy Cahan
as Abraham Lewin/Hersh Waser
Diane Franklyn
as Hansel Mieth
Billy Dye
as Nat Turner
Jamill Fowler
as Pork Chop
Oliver Freberger
as Otto Hagel
Patrick Waller
as Nat Turner
Hava Alberstein
as Rachel Auerbach
Gera Sandler
as Jonas Turkow
Evelia Garcia
as Bar Owner
Tom Nowicki
as Thomas R. Gray
Axel Thielman
as Heinz Auerswald
Megan Gallagher
as Margaret Whitehead
Craig Benally
as Fred Martinez
A.J. Pittis
as Edgar Gibson
Samuel Parga
as Shaun Murphy
Moses Gibson
as Allen Crawford
Viktor Hernandez
as Quiera's Cousin
Wel Mayom Jok
as DVD Seller
Mark Joy
as Judge Jermiah Cobb
J. Malaak Juuk
as Motel Janitor
Justin Dray
as Thomas Moore
Linda Lindsly
as Airline Interviewer
Michael Kennedy
as James Therevant
Harry Kollatz
as Benjamin Phipps
Djibril Lo
as Bank Cab Driver
Laurel Lyle
as Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ken Lugen
as Taxi Cab Employee
Kelsey Grammer
as William F. Buckley
Tony Miratti
as Gov. John Floyd
Angus MacLachlan
as Crack Passenger
John Lithgow
as Gore Vidal
Trevor Metscher
as Ticket Attendant
Caleb Paul
as Solo's Baby
Catherine Sewell
as Hospital Receptionist
Norman L. Sloan
as Pharmacist
Virgilio Tix
as Quiera's Cousin
Donald Wardlow
as Sleeping Passenger
Pat West
as Diner Hostess
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Series Details

TV Network: PBS
Genre: Television
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Catherine Bainbridge, Lois Vossen, Dan Cogan, Carlos Ávila, Ravida Din, Dr. Steven Channing, Smriti Nevatia, Steve Luczo, Bill Kennedy, Marco Williams, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Skully, Gordon Quinn, John Battsek, Nick Fraser, Bernardo Ruiz, Fenton Bailey, Christina Fon, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Quincy Jones III, Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker, Julie Goldman, Deborah Hoffmann, Carlos Santana, Nitin Khanna, Jonny Persey, Nicole Stott, Karan Khanna, Charlotte LaGarde, Paige West, Andrew Herwitz, Ira Heilveil, Linda Ludwick, Ted Dintersmith, Janet MacGillivray Wallace, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Jaswinder Grover, Justine Nagan, Marta Kauffman, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Jay Walia, Bonni Cohen, Catherine Olsen, Jon Else, Jenny Raskin, Lisa Gunn, Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Rita Pastore, Jonathan Murray, Aaron Pruitt, Ernest Webb, Jerry Rothwell, Donna Fairman Wilson, Chris Clements, Danny Glover, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Jamie Wolf, Stefan Nowicki, Danny Alpert, Leigh Blake, Beth Hames, Gil Goldschein, Jonathan Scheuer, Ian Darling, Jacquie Jones, Lynda Weinman, Renee Tajima-Pena, Todd Rubinstein, Sterling Van Wagenen, John Carlin, Ryan Harrington, Nancy Spielberg, Driss Benyaklef, Brian Glazer, Scott Budnick, Steve Buscemi, Robert A. Compton, Eugene Jarecki, Steve Hoover, Donna Gruneich, Jamie Wolf, Wim Wenders, Adam Spielberg, Bob Alexander, Philippe Sands, Roger Fields, Bill Genovese, Errol Morris, Kathy Dziubek, David Evans, Kevin Gruneich, Scott Christopherson, Heather Rae, Stanley Tucci, Michael J. Zak, Tiffany Schauer, David Sutherland, David Evans, Jim Butterworth, Wren Arthur, Susan Ann Davis, Sandie Pedlow, Judith Vecchione, Ari Ioannides, Seth Gordon, Kembrew McLeod, Michael Killen, Andrew W. Schwertfeger, Dave Lawrence, Abou Farman, John Baruck, Joey Carey, Hanka Kastelicová, Vivian Kleiman, Thom Beers, Jim Kreitzburg, Leon Gast, Susan Sarandon, Brad Barber, Regina Scully, Christine Ioannides, Cara Mertes, Capella Fahoome, Matthew Weaver, Michael B. Clark, Julia Willoughby Nason, Karl Katz, Kat White, Jeff Skoll, Marcy Garriott, Cindy Meehl, Kevin S. Bright, Michael Bloom, Julie Benello Parker, Josh Green, Alex Turtletaub, Thomas Morgan, Khosrow Semnani, Vincenzo De Cecco, Marc Turtletaub, Erin Prather Stafford, Diane Weyermann, Saeed Nasiri, Tim Foley, Claudia Bright, David Menschel, Luke Wilson, Phil Fairclough, Jennifer T. Kelly, Diana Barrett, Mark Lipson, Wendy Ettinger, William B. Hirsh, Gavin Dougan, Meredith Vieira, Chris Kelly, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Justin Nagan, Judith Helfand, Scott Verges, Dan Fegan, Cindy Waitt, Fernando Meirelles, Steve Eckelman, Karol Martesko-Fenster, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Michael D. Ratner, Greg Henry, Gernot Schaffler, Nick Stuart, Amy Rapp, Kimberly Steward, Stephanie Levy, Pamela Colloff, Carolanne Dolan, Thomas Brunner, Dalton Delan, Jackie de Botton, Stephanie Levy, David Thompson, John Singleton, Gary Schermerhorn, David Baldwin, Lilly Bright, Mary Warlick, Richard Kincaid, Maja Horffmann, David Shadrack Smith, Gregory Beauchamp, Ellen Schneider, Laurie Harris, Barry Sonnenfeld, Mara Sandler, Joy Tomchin, Don Carleton, Kirk Souder, Stefano Durdic, Roberto Alcantara, Catherine Price, Mark Pinkus, Henry Ansbacher, Spike Lee, Tobias Janson, Bruce Resnikoff, Louise Lo, Eddie Schmidt, Laurie Benenson, Sig Sigworth, Bryan Storkel, John Legend, Tom Waterson, Brad Pitt, Cindy Waterson, Stanley Nelson, Tom Love, Russell Simmons, Kathy Love, Clif Philips, Joslyn Barnes, Andy Cohen, Will Gauroutte, Joshua Fine, Matthew Freud, Hannah Becherman, Jane Villiers, Bonnie Boswell, Regina Kulik Scully, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Brian Devine, Maria Cuomo Cole, Brooke Devine, Sarah Johnson-Redlich, Teddy Leifer, Glenn Aveni, Nicole Boxer-Keegan, Vijay Dewan, Jon Hagstrom, Iikka Vehkalahti, Alexander Goekjian, Louella Lee, Michael Anderson, Revital Oren, Joe Fries, Joey Rappa, Katherine Keane, Fred Green, Steve Bannatyne, Jack Walsh, Charles Hobson, Kay Klubertanz, Leif Owen Klein, Christopher Hird, D. Stuart Harrison, Paul Augusteijn, Glades Perreras, Steven G. Kaplan, Paul Al-Massad, Janet Cole, Patty Payne Green, Mary Strauss, Deborah Shaffer, Michael Anderson, Sonia L. Gilbert, Lorenz Reibling, Gregg L. Daniel, Jess Search
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